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The Mercury Cars Guide : November 14th 2009
14--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, November 14, 2009 small torque Triumph America Price: $14,490 Engine: 865cc air-cooled parallel twin Power: 46kW at 6800 revs Torque: 74Nm at 3300 revs Transmission: Five-speed, chain-drive Fuel tank: 19.3 litres Seat height: 720mm Dry weight: 226kg Brakes Front: 310mm disc with twin-piston caliper Rear: 285mm disc, twin-piston floating caliper Warranty: Two years/ unlimited triumph.co.uk America cruiser with British bend HEAD TURNER: The 2009 Triumph America's retro-style look is visually pleasing. Triumph has unleshed a US-style cruiser with an unmistakably British feel. Craig Duff reports IT'S hard not to feel welcome on the America. A low seat height, wide handlebars and smooth power delivery make this one of the easiest- riding middleweight cruisers on the street. But the name's a bit of a misnomer. This model, like its Speedmaster sibling, is a British interpretation of the US-styled cruisers. That means it is built for long-distance highway hauls but, being a Triumph, it corners with- out scraping expensive bits of chrome on the road when you take on the twisties. And the America is a cruiser that genuinely enjoys bends. The riding position with the raked- back bars and low seat height make it feel more flickable than its rivals in this class and it holds its line on corrugated roads with less effort. The clearance is better too, with the America needing to be seriously cranked over before it touches ground. Propulsion comes from 74Nm kicking in low down in the rev range and there's enough mumbo to give the bike good acceleration off the line, complete with a terrific exhaust ''blat'' from the dual reverse cone pipes . The air-cooled 865cc parallel twin engine is borrowed from the Bonneville, but tweaked to pro- vide more torque. Park it and people will remark how clean the retro-styled ma- chine looks. There's very little clutter on the bike and it turns heads from any angle. I'm not a huge fan of the ignition being mounted on the left flank on the bike --- it's embar- rassing when you forget where the key goes --- and I'd put better rubber on it as a concession to how well it corners, but it's hard to fault the rest of the package. For $14,490 the America has the legs and comfort to be a long- range cruiser and the handling and performance to keep your heart-rate high. Motor Cycles ARENA X Racing Sunday 22nd of November Cambridge Motorcross Park. Canteen available. Juniors must have completed their 5 hours of coaching. Coaching avail on Sat 21st. Ph 0428 998 969 for more info. 1ATOMIK DIRT BIKES 50cc $650, 125cc Big Foot $950, 140cc Big Foot $1,100, 250cc Link $1,400. All brand new. Ph 0408 720130 1 Atomik Pro Avenger 125 unwanted gift, as new, $800. Ph 0407 919 671 0A YAMAHA XV 1000, 1981, reg, roadworthy and ready to go, $2,800. 0408 221 604 0BMW 96 F650, new tyres, good reg, many extras, L.A.M., exc cond, $5,500. Ph 6225 1767 0BOLWELL VS125 scooter, 2 years warranty, immaculate condition. Screen, t/box etc, $2,800 ono. Ph 0438 451 228 0 CRF250 '06 full rebuild, new chain, plastics and sticker kit, exc cond $5,100 ono 0400 690 697 0 Motorcycle Inspection Services Pre purchase inspections of all motorcycles and scooters. DON'T buy a LEMON!!! Call - 0417 333 320 or email email@example.com 2055315-45 SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 Easy finance interest free or deferred payment available TAA 2044776-32 2048838-44 SOUTHERN MOTORCYCLES WRECKERS • Helmets • Tyres • Clothing • Chains • Tubes • Gloves • Body Armour & more 82A Charles St, Moonah Ph 6273 0368 Open Mon-Fri & Sat Morning Scoop purchase $10,990 Ride Away Or $11,990 Ride Away with ABS Brakes Limited stock - Act quickly G650 Xcountry Hobart Autohaus 23 Barrack St, Hobart Tel: (03) 6236 9099 www.hobartautohaus.com.au The Ultimate Riding Machine Service Parts & Accessories Rider Equipment Finance TRIUMPH DEMONSTRATOR FLEET WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TEST RIDES @ MOTORWORKS from TUES 17TH to SAT 21ST NOVEMBER All models available Please Phone for Bookings 62343 888 or Call in for info Please note demos on display only at Ross Motorcycle Rally 2057223-45 248 Argyle Street Hobart Ph 6234 3888 www.motorworks.com.au CBR RR250 '90 good cond, 6 mths rego, good tyres, $3,500. 0438 653 072. 0 CBR 600, 1997, $4,000 Excellent cond, ph 0400010971 0DAMAGED '08 Honda CBF 250 Hornet, easy repairer, $1,700 ono ph 6273 9322 or 0418 946 328 0 Draggin Jeans Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. W/proof jean polar fleece lined. Oilskin jeans, jackets. Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 1 Ducati Multistrada 620 2006, 4,000kms, yellow, LAMS reg'd, $11,900. 0418 566 460. 0 HARLEY DAVIDSON 05 Dyna Wide Glide, twin cam, 6spd, regretful sale. Offers. Ph 0458 078 030. 0 HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. 1 HONDA CRF100F 2005, $2,000 ono. VG cond. 6263 5101, 0447 894 627. 1HONDA CRF 50F 2008, 4 stroke minibike, very little use, 10hrs, excellent cond $1,690 ono. Ph 0419 346 447. 0 Honda CR125 01 - exc cond, $2,700 ono 0419 286053 0 HONDA CX500 great learning bike, good cond, low ks, $2,000 ono. Ph 0429 328 682 1 HONDA GOLDWING GL1000 Original cond, low ks, $5,500 Ph 0401 775 016 0 HONDA REPSOL 05 CBR Fireblade 1000,low ks, d/b screen, always garaged, exc cond $11,500 firm 0408 979763 1 HONDA 250 $2,750. 0437 402 189 0 HYOSUNG GT650R 2008 Full faring, 11,500 kms, LAMS approved $6,000 ono S/Bay ph 0407 564464 0 Kawasaki GPZ900 '88, 80,000 ks, full fairing, runs exc, orig paint, new brakes, fork seals, chain, sprockets, f/tyre. Reg Jan. $4,000. 6268 5318 1 KAWASAKI ZZR 250CC 2001, 9,000 ks, immac cond $4,700 ono. Ph 0418 120 440. 0 KAWASAKI ZRX 1100 00 model, Lawson Green, many extras, good reg, immac cond. $8,000. 0407 721 909. 0 453 MAIN RD, GLENORCHY PH 6273 4433 FIXED PRICE 2030883-46 VYII SS UTILITY Super tidy and excellent condition. $20,885 03 VW GOLF HATCH Euro quality, reliability and safety $15,850 11/07 BFII XR6 TURBO What a performer! First to see will buy. $28,880 2/05 RENAULT 225 MEGANE HATCH Awesome power, great safety and rare.$19,626 07 KIA RIO HATCHBACK Low kms, new car warranty, save $$$ $10,772 05 XR8 6 SPEED MENACE Stunner! Manual, FPV wheels $27,855 HONDA ODYSSEY 7 SEATER Honda quality, economical, top price. $17,844 06 MAZDA '2' HATCH Low kms, super economical. $14,845 07 VZ COMMODORE STATION WAGON 3.6 litre auto, late model, low price. $15,831
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